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Borstal Boy (2000)
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Borstal Boy (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on Irish poet Brendan Behan's experiences in a reform school in 1942. A 16 year-old Irish republican terrorist arrives on the ferry at Liverpool and is arrested for possession of explosives. He is imprisoned in a Borstal in East Anglia, where he is forced to live with his would-be enemies, an experience that profoundly changes his life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, teenage love, friendship, ira, jail cell, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, love and romance, society, boarding school life, politics, power relations, homosexuality, prison, violence, teenage boy, gay slur, escape attempt, world war two, coming of age, rape, courtroom, school ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: ireland, england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, gay, coming of age, gender, gay teenager, love and romance and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Borstal Boy: Another Country (1984), You Are Not Alone (1978), Maurice (1987), Beautiful Thing (1996), The Way He Looks (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, psychological, factual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, boys' school, social differences, society, romance, youth, golden years, equality, boarding school life, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbt child, friendship, coming of age, youth, first love, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, lifestyle, friends, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
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100%
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, homosexual, gay lead character, gay romance, lgbt, closeted homosexual, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, society, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: victorian era, 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, italy ...
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, teenage love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friendship, homosexual, sexuality, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, homosexuality, blindness, teenage love, gay couple, lgbt, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, lgbt teen, gay lead character, teenage love, lgbt child, first love, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, touching
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, gay, unlikely couple, teenage life, gay romance, closeted gay, teenage love, self discovery, society, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, romance, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, friendship, gay athlete, gays and lesbians, friends, fall in love, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, teenage love, forbidden love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, family relations, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, gay interest, bisexuality, couples, repression, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, betrayal, youth, friendship, love triangle, racism, couples, friends, love and romance, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
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Time: 90s, 20th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, meditative ...
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Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, psychological, sincere, sexy, serious ...
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Time: 90s
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, alcohol abuse, teenage love, self discovery, life is a bitch, youth, love and romance, addiction, adolescence vs adulthood, friendship, coming of age, gay teenager ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, disturbing, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, lgbt teen, homosexuality, gay sex, first love, lgbt, friendship, school, gay love, bullying ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, gay, coming out, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, beach, gay relationship, family relations, friendship, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Glue (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage summer in a small town in the desert, a dysfunctional family, a rock band, a can full of glue, two boys, one girl, loads of tongue kisses, dry heat, wind in Patagonia, existential angst... A teenage story in the middle of nowhere.
Style: realistic, touching, melancholic, psychological, semi serious
Plot: gay teenager, desert, family relations, coming of age, experimenting, best friends, youth, lifestyle, buddies, coming out, parents and children, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, patagonia
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29%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, friendship, high school, first love, teenage life, high school life, adolescence, suicide, teenager, shyness, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1991
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
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I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay son, lgbt, youth, single mother, mother son conflict, lgbt teen, single parent, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Eternal Summer (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen’s sensitive tale of friendship and yearning.
Style: realistic, sexy, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, love triangle, school, high school friend, gay, unrequited love, high school, coming of age, loneliness, gay teenager, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, asia, hong kong, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, teenage life, school, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, sexual abuse, pedophilia, catholic school, youth, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, friendship between boys, coming out, innocence lost, best friend, summer vacation, self discovery, gay, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, california ...
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Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, coming of age, high school, teenage love, teenage life, romance, youth, life is a bitch, society, best friends, buddies, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Run of the Country (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An Irish lad (Matt Keeslar) who fled from his oppressive, widowed father (Albert Finney) falls for a girl (Victoria Smurfit) from an affluent family.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: village, coming of age, ira, family relations, politics, police officer, strained relationship, father son relationship, countryside, romance, family problems, death in the family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: ireland, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: transsexual, sexual exploration, teenage life, gender bending, sexual abuse, teenage love, gender, teenage boy, life is a bitch, homosexual, rain, small town ...
Time: contemporary
Place: uruguay, latin america, argentina, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, misfit, coming of age, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teenage life, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, parents and children, obsession, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, high school, gay relationship, lgbt, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, teacher, teenage love, self discovery, fall in love, gender, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%